Ever seen adults squirm? This Sunday, from 3 to 6pm, the Athens-Clarke Literacy Council holds its annual Spirited Spelling Spectacular at the Indigo Hotel's Rialto Club. One team will be the Republicans and another the Democrats. Besides a spelling bee, there’s a silent auction, a reception of heavy hor d'oeuvres and cash bar. You can click here to purchase advance tickets for $5. It's a lot of fun for a good cause. Did you know that it costs almost $200 to take the test for a GED? The council offers scholarships, among other things.
The Books for Keeps Book Sale
starts today at Homewood Village Shopping Center at 5pm. For $10, you get a
sneak peek at all the many books donated to this fabulous non-profit. The sale
continues through the weekend, so don’t miss it.
More farms and food! If
you’re not busy at 4pm today, head to 481 Ruth Street, where the Athens Land
Trust is holding a groundbreaking at the Williams Family Farm. The trust plans
to employ neighborhood residents and grow fresh fruits and produce. How wonderful for our community the Trust is doing this important work.
It’s Darius Goes West
Weekend, with events for the next several days to celebrate the amazing Darius
Weems and to raise money for researching Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. There's a game of Texas Hold 'Em, a drive-in movie, a performance by Darius himself, among other things. For a
full schedule of events, please click here.
Internationally known potter Michael Simon happens to live in Athens. He saved a piece from every firing, and this artwork forms the basis of an exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art, “Pick of the Kiln.” The exhibit has been up a while, but this weekend there will be a reception and discussion at the museum of Michael’s amazing work. A documentary film by filmmaker Erica McCarthy will be shown during the weekend. To see a clip of the film, please click here.